Papa ‘Ōpio I

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This class is for boys and girls ages 9 to 13 years old and focuses on learning the fundamentals of hula basics, movement, posture, chanting, language, protocols and body strengthening in a fun and lively atmosphere.

Students who master the goals of this class will be promoted to Papa ‘Ōpio 2 or 3 upon Kumu’s recommendation.

Classes are held at the Villages of Mā’ili located at 87-576 Kula’aupuni Street

  1. Let the Security at the Kiosk know that you are with the hālau.
  2. Park in any stall not marked RESERVED.
  3. Proceed to the Dining Hall for rehearsal.

Papa Kāhua:

  • New students must successfully complete this 16-week Papa Kāhua or “Foundation” class before they are merged into their class choice, Papa ‘Ōpio 1
  • Saturdays | 10:00 am to 11:00am
  • 3rd Wednesdays | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Papa ‘Ōpio 1:

  • After new students complete Papa Kāhua, they will start in Papa ‘Ōpio 1
  • Saturdays | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 4th Wednesdays | 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Registration includes four (4) Saturday rehearsals monthly. If a month has five (5) Saturdays, then one of the rehearsals will be chosen to be a “day off” from hālau or will be used as a “makeup class” for a prior canceled rehearsal. Hālau performances, events and official excursions count as a rehearsal day.

Note that the hālau goes on two (2) 3-week vacations annually, so an extra Wednesday night rehearsal is scheduled every month to make up for those class cancellations. The vacation dates are as follows:
1. The last three (3) weeks of August (Competition Line final dress rehearsals)
2. A 3-week vacation for the Christmas & New Years holidays

Minimum 10* / Maximum 50

* Kumu reserves the right to postpone or cancel the class should the minimum not be obtained.

MONTHLY DUES
$35 per month

CLASS UNIFORM
$18-$23 T-Shirt
$40-$55 Pā’ū Skirt (Optional; You may sew your own skirt)

*All fees are collected securely online via PayPal

Registration for classes is done online and includes the following 3 steps:

STEP 1
Read and agree to our “Student Guidelines” and “Liability Waiver”

STEP 2
Complete a Student Info Card

STEP 3
Setup Monthly Dues subscription